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Psychology (Clinical Psychology Specialization)

Psychology (Clinical Psychology Specialization)

Former Students Occupational Profile

Paula Carneiro


Paula Carneiro is a former student that now is Microsoft’s Western European Business Manager.


She graduated in Social and Organizational Psychology in 1990. During her years at ISPA she attended, as an Erasmus Student, the Université d’Aix in Marseille, collaborated in several projects in the Community (namely with CNAF and LPDM) and decided to enrol in a Post-Graduation in Cognitive Ergonomics.


After graduating, she taught at ISPA and worked in several companies in the areas of aviation and communications, before she began her first experience in a multinational company: ICL Fujitsu. Paula spent 6 years at ICL Fujitsu, half of them abroad, in England. There she contacted with different organizational policies, practices and processes.


In 1997 Paula began another professional challenge. She created the Human Resources Management area at Data Informática, a company held by BES.


After 6 years she embraced another project, this time at Microsoft, where she develops several projects in Human Resources.



Tiago Almeida


At the age of 27, Tiago Almeida, a former student is a case of professional success. The educational psychologist spends his time between the Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa (Lisbon School of Education) where he teaches Psychology, research (he is currently preparing to apply to the PhD), collaboration with the UIPCDE – Unidade de Investigação em Psicologia Cognitiva do Desenvolvimento e da Educação at ISPA, and the Center of Educational Intervention “Educares” that he created with a another former student.


In 2000, at the age of 18, Tiago didn’t hesitate to choose ISPA. He says “It feels like home”.


Although he planned to pursue his studies in Clinical Psychology he latter discover Educational Psychology: qualified teachers, the subjects and the projects available helped him make his decision.


Since then, he had several very rewarding professional experiences in schools such as Maristas, in Carcavelos, Casa da Criança, in Tires and Plátanos, in Sintra.



Filipa Pereira


Filipa Pereira, who graduated as a Clinical Psychologist at ISPA, is now working at the Comissão de Protecção de Crianças e Jovens (Comission for the Protection of Children and Young People at Risk) in the Eastern part of Lisboa.


Filipa always dreamt of becoming a Psychologist and, when the time came, she didn’t hesitate to move to Lisboa and to enrol at ISPA. Friends and family spoke highly of the School and she embraced this new challenge. She says that at ISPA she found “a home away from home”.


At ISPA she chose Clinical Psychology stating that “Clinical Psychology is very interesting and provides different professional approaches and options”. As a student she emphasizes the importance of the contact between students and teachers as well as the contact with the professional reality provided by the internship.


Apart from the academic activities, Filipa underlines the importance of the cultural initiatives held at ISPA, namely poetry sessions, concerts, exhibitions or films.